Differential rotational movement and symmetry values of the thoracolumbosacral region in high-level dressage horses when trotting

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Abstract

High-level dressage horses regularly perform advanced movements, requiring coordination and force transmission between front and hind limbs across the thoracolumbosacral region. This study aimed at quantifying kinematic differences in dressage horses when ridden in sitting trot.i.e. with additional load applied in the thoracolumbar region.compared with trotting in-hand. Inertial sensors were glued on to the midline of the thoracic (T) and lumbar (L) spine at T5, T13, T18, L3 and middle of the left and right tubera sacrale of ten elite dressage horses (Mean±SD), age 11±1 years, height 1.70±0.10m and body mass 600±24kg; first trotted in-hand, then ridden in sitting trot on an arena surface by four Grand Prix dressage riders. Straight-line motion cycles were analysed using a general linear model (random factor: horse; fixed factor: exercise condition; covariate: stride time, Bonferroni post hoc correction: P
Original languageEnglish
JournalPLoS One
Volume16
Issue number5 May
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2021
Externally publishedYes

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